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Torremolinos Feria

Torremolinos Feria
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-28
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 60-69 points- Part 6, Vandana's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 9:35
Viewed: 3468
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we are in Torremolinos, Spain ..
during the FERIA ((Fair)

This is a very important week for the inhabitant of this region.

The 'normal' persons ..like you and I.. are getting dressed up in there best outfit to meet in the streets of Torremolinos and Malaga.

Here some Lady friends have *a snack and a beer*
(The beer is San Miguel and I can say its excellent)
Sometimes, out of the blue, a group starts singing hand clpping and foot tapping wich results in a spontane sort of 'do it your self Flamingo Dance'

Read also this:
Torremolinos Feria (Fair)

When: Last week in September

The festival of San Miguel Arcángel takes place during the last week in September, coinciding with the celebration of the Santo Patrón on September 29th.

The annual Feria takes place in the town centre, and moves to the El Pozuelo Feria grounds at night.

The Festival of San Miguel begins a week before a Romería that is considered to be one of the most important in Andalucía.

More than 200,000 people gather together every year in the Los Manantiales pine woods to dance, sing and have a good time on the Día de San Miguel.

And here some more


In de WorkShop a photo of two little Girls , also dressed up ..
After seeing that we bought two dresses and Spanish shoes for my 2 Grandaughters to take with us to Montreal at Xmas time

Thanks for your vissits Folks

Late to bed and late to wake will keep you long on money and short on mistakes.
- Aaron McGruder

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-02 9:39]

Hello Sir John,

Presenting a fiesta mood in a closer look is a brilliant idea with expressive faces. Yellow over black is just marvellous. An excellent image my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-02 9:40]

Hi John
Why not tulips in theyr hair, Tulips and Beer goes very well together.
Great capture my friend, beautiful colors, great light, nice focus and very well presented. I will give you points.

Bonjour John
Très bonne présentations de ces persoonages.
Bel ouvrage.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-10-02 10:48]

Totally differend than the Torremolinos you expect John.
really nice.

Hello my friend John.
Excellent portraits and well presented.
Well done.TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-02 11:14]

Very funny capture, with all the ladies feeding their faces!
Excellent photojournalism, fine PP work to get rid of the BG and very fine composition

funny.......tfs :-)

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-10-02 11:52]

Hello John:)))
Very nice situational shot - reporting meal time - good idea:)))

Hi John,
nice presentation and special looks of their faces. Torremolinos /Malaga area is a great place with good beer and food. Nice PP work, well done. TFS

Hi John,
that's incredible - what a combination - the big roses, eating - trinking bear, and those faces, what a great shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-10-02 15:44]

Hola amigo,
hoy tu foto es made in Spain :)
buen trabajo, compo y magníficos detalles,
saludos John.

Very interesting and funny capture here.
Good sharpness and details.
Love those faces.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-10-02 16:43]

The black backdrop sure makes your subjects stand out, John. Also the girls in the ws version. A good solution for what probably was a busy, disturbing background. We hope you and Yolanda had a terrific holiday.

Bonsoir Jean Tulipe ;OD
it's a treat to see its Lady who seem to have a good appetite. It's too funny.
Your two Grandaughters will be happy their costumes, it's certain and John will show them to us in photography, I hope for it.
Still thank you for the surprise for your phone call, not of hesitation, I would always recognize this voice full with heat and of humour, excellent French for you ... me, it's necessary that I persevere in the training of English if I want that it's understood me when I would come to the Netherlands in 2009.
Bisous, John

Wonderfull work (again) Johnny
Those Ladies realy look good against that black background.
You told me all Spain was taken in RAW? Good one.

Hi John,

Interesting picture presenting ladies in progress of having their snack and drink . .
Lovely highlight captured on their faces . .
Well chosen lighting angle . .


:-)) this afternoon (Indonesia time)

Hoi John,
Inzending voor kampioen gekkebekken? :-)
A nice cheerful picture my friend. Boy those ladies look hungry and thirsty....fine WS too, might be a perfect "normal" posting for TL. Anyway a fine addition to your impressive portfolio.

N.B. Je belde me uit bed, vandaar dat ik niet meteen begreep dat het "DE" John was de belde, sorry ;-)

Bright and colourful John and the black framework suits this one. I hope they knew you were taking this and for what purpose. That San Miguel is a nice drop. TFS,

Een mooie reportage foto John
David is asking you, did they know you photographed them?
Well the answer is given, since one Lady is looking direct into the camera :-)
One for my favorites

Hey deear bro! hehe! Cute ladies here and well dressed in their costumes.
What a shot of them having a snack and a drink.
I wonder what costume you wore and how you looked :)

Great colours and close-up! I hope you and Yolanda had a great time and weather.

Cheers, sis :)

¡Del tiro Sr. muy agradable Juan aquí!! ¡Collage muy bueno! ¡Ame las señoras y su vestido! ¡Parecer el alot de la diversión!!
B-) Linda
I'll be back..........

Wonderful work John,

Full of colors and full of emotion.

Kinds regards

Josée :)

Hi friend!Excellent shot!I like it!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-10-03 9:38]

Hi JT,
A celebration captured excellently. Nice bright VIVID colors and full of details- Bravo my friend, TFS Julie


wow que belleza de colores expresiones y enfoque


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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-10-03 17:42]

Hi John,
Excellent capture of these ladies who seem to enjoy their meals and drinks. Very colorful and sharp. Excellent framing. Very well done. TFS

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-10-03 23:53]

Hello John
An advertisement photo Great quality!
A fine composition, very artistic, great PP-art! Job well done.

Hi my dear friend,
Excellent capture of those funny women :) On le sait, la femme est une gourmande-née ! Lovely colours and so nice expressions, very well done.
Take care

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-10-05 2:30]

You met these Sheilas on your travels Johnty? All nicely made up - and quite an amusing scene.

PS We're drinking Amstel Bier in NZ now!!!

Hi John,

Doing some creative PP work! Funny shot once more, you caught the ladies enjoying their food and beer. Nice idea, good exposure and detail. The presentation very good.

Estupendas muestras de folclóricas hispánicas...
Buenos colores John.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-10-07 16:02]

Hi John

I adored this beautiful one visual!
amusing, delicate and these ladies' irreverence is wonderful.
The detail of the roses in their heads is the "must"


Hello John,

Your gallery is very impressive! :)
I chose this photo - it's wonderful and really expresses a mood of fair :))) The ladies look terrific!
Nice framing, great details, splendid colors.
And great PP work ! Very effective :)

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